Upon inspection Saturday morning I found that a green tomato had been eaten; so much for vine ripening. Not satisfied with my tomato selection, the critter(s) moseyed over to the field peas and green beans and munched away on those too. I’m not upset about the peas and beans as those were planted mostly for ground cover. From the size of the poop I found in WLF I assume that the culprit was larger than a rat, perhaps raccoon or opossum? Though I am not sure the cheap tomato cages could support the weight of either…
Saturday I drove up and met Barb, Allan, and Davey for a hike around Kennesaw. After eating lunch with the I split off and tried the new brewery in Austell, Frog Creek Brewery. The beer was good, but the place was unfortunately overrun with families with young, loud children, that day.
I considered volunteering at Patchwork City Farms yesterday. I thought it may be cool to see how a real city farm operates. However, I wanted to do some cleaning/decluttering instead, so I didn’t sign up to volunteer.
Where has this summer gone? When I think back to summer 2022 I had done so many cool things — day trips, hikes, bike rides, camping weekends — by this time of the year, but I’ve done none of those this year. This bums me out. Oh yeah, I have been spending more of my time dealing with Florida (and that situation has deteriorated quickly…)
I had a partial zucchini bread failure yesterday. At first I intended to bake the loaf in an 8″x8″ pan in the air fryer, but the batter came to the top of the pan and I feared that it would overflow the pan upon rising, so I baked it in the oven instead because there is more headroom and I could bake it on a lager cookie sheet to catch any overflow. My recipe said to bake the loaf for 45 minutes, but at that time it was still liquid in the center, so I gave it another twelve minutes. I thought the skewer came out fairly clean, but after letting the loaf cool for fifteen minutes I went to take it out of the pan and it fell apart, revealing an uncooked middle. Dangen!
Yesterday I started to watch the second event of the NCL Racing Cup from Denver, with anticipation of going next Sunday to the event here in Atlanta. That was until I saw that the racing will be held at Porsche and will be a VIP-only, $150/person ticketed event. Hard pass.
I solved today’s Wordle in five attempts; my starter today was PLACE.